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Description
The Troemroid Scalometer was designed for the Morton Dry Kiln Company, produced by Henry Troemner, and used to determine the moisture content of wood and other building materials. On this example, the base is marked “TROEMROID SCALOMETER / Morton Dry Kiln Co., Chicago”; the indicator is marked “Henry Troemner / Philadelphia”; and the drums are marked “Troemroid Scalometer Table, Copyright 1914 Morton Dry Kiln Co., Chicago.”
Ref: “The Troemroid Scalometer,” Furniture Manufacturer and Artisan (Oct. 1, 1914): 218.
Location
Currently not on view
maker
Troemner
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
metal, ferrous (overall material)
metal, brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 30.5 cm x 11.5 cm x 15.3 cm; 12 in x 4 1/2 in x 6 in
ID Number
1989.0105.01
catalog number
1989.0105.01
accession number
1989.0105
Credit Line
Gift of Pratt-Read Corp.
subject
Weights & Measures
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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